BPMM — Business Process Maturity Model.
BPMM is owned by the Object Management Group (OMG). OMG has been an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium since 1989.
The development of the Business Process Maturity Model (BPMM) began in 2002. The basis for the BPMM model are the process maturity principles of the Carnegie Mellon Capability Maturity Model (CMM). The BPMM model was initially launched as a Service Operations CMM.
BPMM is based on four foundation principles:
BPMM is divided into five maturity levels
Level 1: Initial
Level 2: Managed
Level 3: Standardized
Level 4: Predictable
Level 5: Innovating
Conformance with the BPMM is evaluated in appraisals. An appraisal must be led by an authorized Lead Appraiser who has been trained extensively in both the BPMM and its associated appraisal methods. There are four types of appraisals for the BPMM: Starter appraisal, Progress appraisal, Supplier appraisal, Confirmatory appraisal.
(Senior) business management, management consultants and anyone interested or involved in improving an organization’s business process.
OMG runs a membership scheme. Membership includes Information Technology vendors, end users, government agencies, and academia.
Object Management Group (OMG). All of OMG’s specifications may be downloaded for free. From their Specifications Catalog.
OMG runs several different certification programs. One of these is OMG Certified Expert in BPM™ (OCEB). The OCEB Program was developed and is run as a joint program of OMG and the UML Technology Institute Co., Ltd.(UTI).
There are five OCEB certifications that correspond to different BPM job roles. Three levels can be distinguished: Fundamental, Intermediate and Advanced. The five certifications are:
|Fundamental||BPM project team members.|
|Business intermediate||BPM Team Leads working on the business side|
|Technical intermediate||BPM implementation team leads|
|Business advanced||BPM consultants or practitioners|
|Technical advanced||BPM consultants or practitioners working on the technical side.|
|Official Sites||OMG BPMM page|
|User groups and communities||OMG members area|
|Accreditations and Qualifications||OMG Certified Expert in BPM™|
|Other useful links||Carnegie Mellon CMMI page|